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tennisIlove09
Feb 9th, 2004, 07:55 PM
:sad: Alex was SO close... :sad:

WhatTheDeuce
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:05 PM
:sad:

Havok
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:08 PM
:yawn:

GoDominique
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:12 PM
:banana:

Darop.
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:13 PM
GO SILVIA :woohoo:

KV
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:14 PM
What a large number of double faults Alex hit!

jrm
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Well done Silvia ... just pathetic from Miss Butch Stevenson

Martian KC
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:15 PM
:tape:

Darop.
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:25 PM
What a large number of double faults Alex hit!
Nothing unusual there :rolleyes:

fleemke³
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Silvia :bounce:

gmak
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:50 PM
silvia :hearts: :yeah: :banana:

mboyle
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Alex:D . You lost, but it wasn't 2 and 1 like I expected:D .

darren cahill
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:52 PM
:lol: :haha: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tennisfan-Mtl
Feb 9th, 2004, 08:59 PM
Silvia :D

Bye Bye Stevenson :wavey: :wavey:

jimbo mack
Feb 9th, 2004, 09:10 PM
well done farina!! :yeah:

better luck next time stevenson :)

treufreund
Feb 9th, 2004, 09:14 PM
Stevenson :wavey:

Now stop doing Tv shows for tennis channel and practice ALEX! :haha:

i think these double faults are symptomatic of nerves and knowing that she does not have the ground game to back up her second serves. She can then claim that she "lost the match as opposed to her opponent winning". Maybe ALex truly was a total fluke.

Silvia on the other hand is the wonderful veteran who works and has a nice all court game. She is fun to watch and perhaps the only player I would root for against JUJU!

Darran
Feb 9th, 2004, 10:07 PM
Alex who ;)

tennisIlove09
Feb 9th, 2004, 10:21 PM
Farina Elia beats Stevenson in Paris tennis
February 9, 2004

PARIS (AP) -- Seventh-seeded Silvia Farina Elia (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/98/) of Italy beat an erratic Alexandra Stevenson (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/52/) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2 Monday in the first round of the Gaz de France.

Stevenson, ranked 89th, dropped back-to-back serves to lose the match. The American wild card served three double-faults and committed five unforced errors in her final two service games.

``I was really waiting and hoping for that,'' Farina Elia said. ``Her game revolves around her serve. But she's a very dangerous player indoors. Her ranking doesn't mean anything. She's got a top-20 game.''

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Mase
Feb 9th, 2004, 10:48 PM
She got a 'top 20 game' and a top 200 coach and mentallity.... :tape::tape:

Roddick_tease
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:03 AM
She has a top 20 game? I'm sorry, I thought that you had to have a backhand, finesse, consistence, and speed to be decent.

sartrista7
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Alexandra Stevenson is living proof that a one-handed backhand is not necessarily an effective one, nor an aesthetically pleasing one. It's one of the biggest myths around here that she's a huge talent let down by her attitude, when in reality she's a very mediocre talent let down by her attitude.

azza
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:11 AM
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Diya
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:16 AM
:tape: Ok i can't stop myself from :haha:

:wavey: Alex .............

CoryAnnAvants#1
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:18 AM
Bottom line though, you need more than a serve to make it in tennis. Todd Martin said that Ivo Karlovic had the best serve he had ever seen. He's ranked in the 80s. Brenda Schultz McCarthy, the best server in history on the womens side, reached a couple of slam quarterfinals and a career high ranking of #10. Why? Because they couldn't hit a groundstroke to save their lives and they were slow as shit. Alex needs to do MORE with her game. And bottom line, Brenda and Ivo could hold serve consistently. Brenda would never lose 6-3 6-1 to the likes of Marion Bartoli if she were healthy. She might lose to her, but not by that scoreline with her serve.

GoSandrine
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:57 AM
So typical of Silvia to be more than gracious in her post match comments. :hug:

Venus Forever
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:45 AM
She has a top 20 game? I'm sorry, I thought that you had to have a backhand, finesse, consistence, and speed to be decent.
Well, many believe that Sharapova, Lucic, Stevenson, amongst others have top 20 games, but don't have all of those qualities.

crewman31
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:50 AM
She got a 'op 20 game' and a top 200 coach and mentallity.... :tape::tape: you are so right

Jakeev
Feb 10th, 2004, 07:26 AM
Brenda got to the top ten because she was consistent and had a solid all-court game. She was not a great groundstroker but had a good hands and volleyed great.

Perhaps Alex should seek out Brenda and who knows we might even see an improvement in Stevenson's game.

Beat
Feb 10th, 2004, 08:53 AM
i don't think that a 1-4 record for this year suits a top 20 player :o

Calaer
Feb 10th, 2004, 09:04 AM
Alex is a laughingstock now, but we all know she's talented and there is potential there.

pigam
Feb 10th, 2004, 09:12 AM
Go silvia!! :bounce: